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Do less fetal movements with anterior placenta require a medical consultation?

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Posted on Sat, 23 Dec 2017
Question: I'm 33 w pregnant... I have anterior placenta .... From last 1week I'm feeling light baby movements... Do I need to worry for less movements and do I need to keep track of movements
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Answered by Dr. Aarti Abraham (21 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Yes important to count fetal movements

Detailed Answer:
Hello.

Thanks for trusting us with your health concern.

Yes, it is very important to keep track of fetal movements.

An anterior placenta decreases the sensitivity of perception of fetal movements, but still, it is important to maintain DFMC, daily fetal movement count.

After breakfast, after lunch, and after dinner, after each meal, lie down on the left side and count movements for one hour.

Total of these three hours should be at least ten movements.

All the best
Please feel free to discuss further


Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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Follow up: Dr. Aarti Abraham (15 hours later)
Thanks... Now I'm going to office.. hence after breakfast and lunch its not possible to lie on bed.. in that case how do I keep track of fetal movements...

For fetal movement count, movements can be both light/ hard or it should b hard one
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Answered by Dr. Aarti Abraham (8 hours later)
Brief Answer:
As below

Detailed Answer:
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After breakfast and lunch try and sit still for a while and count.
Light movements are OK with anterior placenta.
Take care
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Do less fetal movements with anterior placenta require a medical consultation?

Brief Answer: Yes important to count fetal movements Detailed Answer: Hello. Thanks for trusting us with your health concern. Yes, it is very important to keep track of fetal movements. An anterior placenta decreases the sensitivity of perception of fetal movements, but still, it is important to maintain DFMC, daily fetal movement count. After breakfast, after lunch, and after dinner, after each meal, lie down on the left side and count movements for one hour. Total of these three hours should be at least ten movements. All the best Please feel free to discuss further